The appointment of an advocate and a judicial officer as judges of the Rajasthan High Court has been authorised by the central government.
After President Ram Nath Kovind cleared the appointments in conjunction with Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, the Department of Justice issued a notification to that effect today.
On October 8, last year, the Supreme Court collegium recommended judicial officer Mehta. Mathur, along with three other advocates, was approved by the collegium on October 6.
As of June 1, the Rajasthan High Court has 25 judges, with a sanctioned strength of 50 judges and a vacancy rate of exactly 50%.